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Zebra’s DS2200, a Series of Handheld Imagers

Posted October 9, 2017

ds2200The DS200 Series are an affordable set of scanners that have an ease of use and management simplicity your business requires. The scanners come with default settings that are optimized for a majority of scanning applications allowing you to use the DS2200 scanners out of the box with no configuration needed.  Just plug the scanner into your Point of Sale and the auto-host detect cables will automatically identify the interface and connect the imager for a simple and reduced setup time.

The Zebra set of scanners can scan all 1D and 2D barcodes printed or displayed on a customers’ mobile device. The DS2200 series comes in two options, the corded DS2208 and the cordless DS2278. With omni-directional scanning users never have to line up the scanner with the barcode for it to scan. Lastly with Zebra’s PRZM Intelligent Imaging users can capture barcodes regardless of condition even if they are dirty, scratched, damaged, or poorly printed.

DS2200 Features:

  • Builds off the success of Zebra’s bestselling LS2208 1D scanner
  • Point and shoot simplicity
  • Adds 2D imaging at an outstanding value to any business
  • Instant decoding with PRZM Intelligent Imaging
  • Purpose-built to be easy to deploy,easy to use and easy to manage
  • Corded & cordless models available
  • Easy Integration with a Tablet-based POS
  • Guaranteed full shift battery power
  • Easiest pairing on the planet
  • Easily Customize Settings with 123Scan

For any questions or a quote on any of your scanning needs contact us at Barcodes, Inc.


A Royal Point of Sale System

Posted September 27, 2017

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Challenge

Royal Caribbean International is known for driving innovation at sea and has continuously redefined cruise vacationing since its launch in 1969. Each successive class of ships is an architectural marvel and pushes the envelope of what is possible on a cruise ship. Onboard, the global cruise line has debuted countless industry “firsts” – such as rock climbing, ice skating and surfing at sea – to capture the imagination of families and adventurous vacationers alike. Throughout, guests sail on exciting itineraries to some of the world’s most popular destinations and enjoy Royal Caribbean’s friendly and engaging service.

While delivering innovative entertainment onboard their luxury cruise ships, they required their various restaurants, shops, and bars to process point of sale payments for their customers looking to indulge in food, entertainment, and shopping. They wanted to deliver a quick, seamless and positive point of sale experience for their customers.

Analysis

Royal Caribbean sought a point of sale hardware system that would meet their customer experience demands and be compatible with their point of sale software solution. They sought a bundle that included receipt printers, touchscreens, and barcode scanners for their various restaurants, shops and entertainment facilities. Additionally, they wanted a kitchen receipt printer to meet the demanding requirements of a busy restaurant without sacrificing performance.

Solution

To provide an appropriate solution, Barcodes, Inc. worked closely with Royal Caribbean to test the compatibility between the hardware and software. Barcodes selected the Epson TM-T88V, an industry-leading point of sale receipt printer that offers fast printing, best-in-class reliability, and ease-of-use features. The TM-T88V is also ENERGY STAR qualified and offers print options that reduce paper usage up to 30 percent. Combined with the ELO 1523L touchscreen monitor and Zebra DS4308 barcode scanner, it was the ideal point of sale hardware bundle that Royal Caribbean required to run their point of sale operations effectively.

For the restaurant setting, Barcodes recommended the Epson TM-U220B, a high-speed throughput kitchen receipt printer that allowed customer receipts and kitchen orders to print faster than any other device. The TM- U220B comes equipped with an auto-cutter, which slices a clean edge, leaving a small portion of the receipt uncut so that they are still barely attached – ideal for printing duplicate receipts such as credit card receipts or gift receipts. 

Results

The point of sale system that was delivered by Barcodes was easily deployed to the 40+ cruise ships and easily adopted by the employees aboard each of these ships.

Since purchasing the point of sale systems from Barcodes, Inc., Royal Caribbean has seen an uptick in productivity, quicker turnaround times on sales and kitchen orders, and a decrease in wait times for customers in line.

Royal Caribbean now has the peace of mind that every point of sale experience is first-class and can keep the line moving in order to increase revenue streams while keeping their customers happy.

For all of your point of sale needs, contact Barcodes, Inc. at 1-800-351-9962.


Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate

Posted September 22, 2017

eldWhat you need to know?

In 2012, the United States Congress enacted the “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century” bill, which included a provision requiring the FMCSA to develop a rule mandating the use of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs). The purpose of the ELD was to electronically record a driver’s Record of Duty Status (RODS), which replaces the paper log book that drivers use to record their compliance with Hours of Service (HOS) requirements. In December 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published the final electronic logging device rule, or ELD Mandate. In accordance with the mandate, fleets have until December 2017 to implement certified ELDs to record HOS. Additionally, fleets that are already equipped with ELD technology will have until December 2019 to ensure compliance with the published specifications.

What does an ELD do?

ELDs installed in motor vehicles can monitor and record a whole host of data about the vehicle and its driver that go beyond RODS – from Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports (DVIR) to driver behavior reporting on speeding, idling, and hard braking. Many systems are capable of integrating map and route optimization solutions as well, which can help drivers navigate through the best routes on any given day.

What are the benefits of ELD?

Besides being in compliance and avoiding heavy fees, many fleets are already seeing the benefits of ELDs, such as:

  • Saves the drive time by reducing paperwork
  • Keeps a dispatcher updated on a driver’s status, while letting them plan for loads better in light of HOS compliance needs
  • Reduces the hassle of keeping a paper
  • Tracks a driver’s HOS electronically
  • Ensures drive segments are capture through being “integrally synchronized” with a truck’s engine
  • Synchronizes driver with fleet manager by passing data to a system where one can see e-logs in a near real-time basis
  • Save money by reducing fuel costs

Can I use rugged smartphones and tablets instead?

Knowing that there is a cost burden associated with adopting new technology, the FMCSA has authorized the use of rugged handhelds, smartphones, and tablets as the system as a whole meets ELD requirements, including a hardwired connection to the truck’s engine. This helps address the start-up costs associated with some of the HOS compliance systems. Furthermore, most truck drivers are already using rugged devices as part of their other operations, such as direct store delivery, signature capture, route optimization, and inventory management. They also allow the drivers the flexibility to choose from a wide range of mobile devices that they are comfortable using.

What are some mobile device options?

While there are hundreds of devices to choose from, here are some of the newest technologies that are ideal for the on-the-go driver:

To learn more about the ELD Mandate or to get a free consultation on an ELD hardware and software solution, reach out to one of our Barcodes, Inc. representatives.


Zebra Printing Supplies

Posted September 13, 2017

lbelsWhen it comes to consumables there are no shortage of options, but each and everyone has their benefits when it comes to maintaining your printer. Printing supplies can impact everything from the printhead lifespan to the printer’s operational efficiency. So when it comes to selecting labels, ribbons, or wristbands it is an important decision. Zebra Technologies can help, being one of the largest thermal label convertors in North America, with the expertise in converting thermal media. With four U.S. converting locations Zebra offers manufacturing redundancies resulting in quick delivery and minimal interruptions. Zebra will only use inks, varnishes, tools and equipment that meet the requirements of thermal materials.

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Zebra’s ZT600 Series Industrial Printers

Posted September 8, 2017

The legacy of high quality, high performance Zebra printers lives on.  The ZT610 and ZT620 carry on the legacy of the industry leading Xi Series.  The ZT600 series is a perfect fit for any company looking to take their business to the next level.  Zebra industrial printers are known for their durability, fast print speed, long life span, and unparalleled reliability. With the business landscape constantly evolving, the ZT600 series provides comprehensive features to keep your operations running smoothly across a broad range of applications.

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ZT600 Series Features:

  • Full-function front panel and 3.5 inch multilingual color non-touch 320×240 pixel LCD display-with user-programmable password protection
  • 2 GB on board Flash memory (512 MB User Available)
  • Clear media side bi-fold door allows shorter media door opening radius, and easy monitoring of supplies usage without opening the printer
  • Dual Media sensors-transmissive and reflective, selectable through software or front panel
  • XML-Enabled Printing-direct connect integration for barcode label printing; eliminates license fees and print server hardware and lowers customization and programming costs

Call one of our representatives today for a quote on the ZT600 series


Zebra’s WT6000 a Next Generation Wearable Computer

Posted August 21, 2017

wt6000-2The WT6000 wearable computer gives workers the hands-free mobility needed to boost productivity to the next level. Workers won’t find this wearable computer uncomfortable as it’s smaller and lighter than other wearable computers on the market. The WT6000 has a new mounting system that will fit comfortably on any size arm.

With a larger touchscreen it provides more real estate to display intuitive graphical Android applications. Integrated Near Field Communication allows workers to instantly tap-to-pair with Zebra’s Bluetooth ring scanner, Bluetooth headset, and Bluetooth printers at the start of every shift. The industrial rugged design delivers maximum uptime in even the most demanding environments.

WT6000 Features:

  • Compact size that’s 27% lighter and 36% less volume
  • Rugged and ready for your toughest environments
  • Larger display with multi-touch capacitive touchscreen
  • Programmable soft-keys simplify your most complex operations
  • Increase worker productivity by 15% with Zebra’s total wearable solutions
  • Groundbreaking new mounting system for superior comfort, hygiene and safety

For any questions or a quote on any of your computing needs contact us at Barcodes, Inc.


Zebra’s Companion Scanners the CS3000 Series

Posted August 11, 2017

cs3000-zebraThe CS3000 series are an affordable, small, and easy to use set of barcode scanners. These Zebra scanners have two operational modes, Batch and Real Time. The CS3000’s Batch mode allows you to scan barcodes and upload the time and date stamped data at the end of a shift to document the accurate completion of activities. The CS3070 comes with the Batch mode as well as a Real-Time mode; with this Bluetooth enabled scanner you can be paired virtually with any existing smartphone, allowing you to easily scan items for a variety of applications like deliveries or in a retail establishment.

With the integrated SE955 scan engine, the CS3000 Series scanners continues to deliver Zebra’s world-renowned scanning quality and reliability. The wide working range provides extraordinary application flexibility, allowing you to capture barcodes from near contact to as far as 45 inches (114.3 cm) away. An aggressive performance enables the capture of even damaged and poor quality barcodes. A large memory capacity allows you to capture over a million barcodes giving you ample support for even the largest batch operations.

Features:

  • Flexible mobile 1-D laser scanner: A mobile bar code scanner with two modes of operation: batch for uploading data to a host at a later time or real-time capture and transmission to a host application via a wireless Bluetooth connection to smartphones, PDAs and laptops
  • Long battery life: A 24-hour batch/12-hour Bluetooth mode battery life insures well over single shift scanning performance on a charge
  • Simple two button design: Easy to hold and use; almost no training required
  • Small and lightweight: Fits in a pocket or on a neck lanyard and weighs only 2.45 oz./70 gm
  • Easy to integrate with a host device: Batch USB connectivity or wireless Bluetooth enables compatibility with virtually any host device
  • 512 MB non-volatile memory: Provides the capacity to store over a million scans and ensures the data is retained — ideal for virtually any batch operation
  • Superior scanning performance: Easy and intuitive to use – just point, click and scan; enables easy capture of even dirty, damaged and poor quality bar codes

For any questions or a quote on any of your scanning needs contact us at Barcodes, Inc.


Zebra’s 2017 Manufacturing Vision Study

Posted August 8, 2017

zebra-studyZebra Technologies commission a global study to analyze trends and challenges that impact manufacturing companies. The survey asked 1,100 executives from automotive, high tech, food, beverage, tobacco, and pharmaceutical companies for their insights on adopting technology on the plant floor to increase their competitive position. The study includes the benefits of having IIoT, RFID, and Asset Management on a plant floor.  To read more about the results of the study click the link below.

 

2017 Vision Study

 

For further information visit www.zebra.com/manufacturing


Zebra’s ZQ500: Mobile Printing for Mission Critical Applications

Posted June 12, 2017

Businesses already know the move to a more mobile workforce is key to greater effectiveness and profitability. Enabling your employees with better tools lets them do more in less time and improves their general day-to-day experience.

From transportation and manufacturing to the retail front-end, many mobile applications require a means to print labels or receipts on the go. There are plenty of mobile printers on the market today but none match the performance and durability of the Zebra ZQ500.

ZQ500 printers are lightweight, yet engineered to handle the bumps, drops and collisions that are part of the job. The printers feature a patented military design that meets third-party-verified MIL-STD 810g military standards for shock, vibration and temperature exposure. The printers can withstand repeated drops to concrete from 6.6′ on multiple sides.

Designed for intuitive, simple use with a simplified user interface that reduces the amount of accidentally changed printer settings, and the large buttons increase accuracy for gloved hands and fingers the ZQ500 is made for the workplace.

  • Apple iOS, Android, Windows Mobile and BlackBerry connectivity
  • Direct thermal printing of barcodes, text and graphics at 203 dpi resolution (8 dots per mm)
  • Print speed up to 5″/127 mm per second (with Draft mode enabled)
  • CPCL and ZPL programming languages and XML support
  • 400 MHz 32-bit ARM processor with 256 MB RAM (8 MB available for user applications)
  • Cold Temperature Compensation mode–optimizes/balances print speeds to allow for better print performance at lower temps
  • Dual-sided tear bar which allows for clean tearing in either direction (not available with linerless SKUs)
  • Printer can be used in any orientation
  • “Clamshell” design for easy media loading
  • Management: Mirror, SNMP, Web server, ProfileManager, AirWatch and Wavelink Avalanche
  • Bluetooth 4.0 Smart Ready Low Energy radio
  • Simple easy-to-read LCD with large icons for battery and wireless status
  • Tolerance of multiple drops from 6.6′ (2 m) to concrete
  • Zebra Print Touch simplifies Bluetooth pairing and launches web-based help pages with Near Field Communication (NFC) enabled devices
  • Power Smart Print Technology – anticipates upcoming printing to optimize battery consumption and print speed

Zebra’s TC56 No Compromise Touch Computer

Posted May 19, 2017

When it comes to providing the right mobile device for your workforce, there’s no reason you need to compromise functionality and ruggedness over design. Zebra’s TC56 is the culmination of enterprise design in the familiar smartphone form factor.

The TC56 was made for the modern business world with the look an feel of a consumer-grade mobile device along with the durability, wireless connectivity, power, security and manageability your business requires.

  • The fastest, most dependable wireless connections inside and outside the four walls
  • Unmatched processing power to do it all with power efficiencies
  • Maximum display size with advanced technology for graphics-intensive intuitive applications
  • Ultimate scanning performance of 1D / 2D barcodes – even if they are damaged, dirty and poorly printed
  • 13MP camera for ultra-high resolution photos
  • Unsurpassed security with Zebra’s Mobility Extensions (Mx)
  • Mobility DNA, a suite of mobility enabling applications, development tools and utilities

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